The discovery of gold in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada launched the California Gold Rush of 1849.

The area includes the mountainous counties of Alpine, Amador, Calaveras, Inyo, Mariposa, Mono, Nevada, Plumas, Sierra and Tuolumne, and the eastern two-thirds of El Dorado and Placer counties.

Sites that span multiple counties in the Sierra Nevada region should be submitted to this category. This includes guides with information for multiple counties, or businesses with locations in more than one county. Sites that cover only a single locality or county should be submitted to the category for that locality or county.
This category is only for resources which span multiple counties in the Sierra Nevada Region. Individual wineries should be placed in the locality in which they are located; county-level associations in the county category.
This category is for sites offering online maps, photographs, satellite images, and live web cams of the Sierra Nevada Region.
Please submit only sites that cover either all of the Sierra Nevada Region or more than one County within it.

For sites of wider interest, see the Northern California: Maps and Views category.

For sites of more local interest, see the individual Counties or Localities categories.

Please submit your site to the most specific level at which it fits.

Recreation and Sports sites with a specific focus on the Sierra Nevada Mountains of California.
Please submit sites dealing only general or multiple recreation and sports in The Sierra Nevada. For specific sites consider the subcategories of backpacking, climbing, cycling, and white-water rafting.